authors of the book Michael and Amy Smalley are the executive directors of the Smalley Marriage and Family Center in The Woodlands, close to Houston, Texas. the center provides premarital counselling, marriage crisis consulting, and marriage and parenting seminars.
the thesis of the book is that we can make our marriages stronger by becoming stronger ourselves, individually.
it takes two to tango.
the subtitle of the book speaks to the thesis as well: “how the power of one changes everything.”
there are so many ups and downs in life. there are so many storms that come our way. there are so many moments in the valley as well as on top of the mountain.
these things happen in marriages too.
the surprising way to a stronger marriage is for the downs, and storms, and moments in the valley of that come to our relationships.
i requested this book as a pastor, as another resource for ministry, and as a husband, because there’s always room for improvement in a marriage.
the Smalleys provide wonderful advice and steps to improving ourselves and our marriages. their book is a valuable resource and text for life.
*NOTE: Tyndale Publishing gave me a free copy of the surprising way to a stronger marriage for a review posting on my blog. For more information check out the Tyndale Blog Network.